Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event infos

May 09th 2018

Registration7:45 am
Program end3:30 pm
Credits earned​Up to ​6 AIA HSW
Valid for State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Gypsum and Sustainability

8:00 am - 9:00 am

This 1-hour presentation is designed to create an understanding of the sustainable components of gypsum board. It highlights the importance of gypsum as a building material and the similarities between natural and synthetic (recycled) gypsum. The presentation details the process of the creation of synthetic (recycled) gypsum. It also reviews additional sustainable aspects of gypsum board (e.g., job site waste recycle) and presents participants a suggested method for specifying for sustainability.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# CBP GAS001 | USGBC# 0920012093
  • Presented by: Continental Building Products
  • Presenter: Steve Ramey
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACE4012016 | USGBC# 0920015352
  • Presented by: The Size Surfaces USA
  • Presenter: Lisa Burling
  • Biography: NEOLITH® (meaning New Stone) is pioneering a revolutionary new product category that is born in the last decade in order to effectively respond to the most demanding architectural and interior design needs. Designed and produced in Spain, NEOLITH® is a 100% natural product with extraordinary physical and mechanical characteristics that make it an ideal material for virtually limitless indoor and outdoor applications. NEOLITH® gives life to a surface with an extremely high level of resistance to scratches, high temperature, chemicals and UV rays; and also waterproof and impervious to staining. We take what planet Earth does over a period of thousands of years, down to a few hours… A surface with more than 50 different models to satisfy the tastes, needs and trends of any individual anywhere in the world. A surface with exclusive detail-rich designs that dress a given space with a touch of class without actually compromising at any moment its invariable durability.
10:00 am


10:15 am

Get Inspired! Design Smarter, Safer, and Greener with Innovation in Wood-Framed Construction

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Wood is a frequently overlooked building material for light-medium-commercial construction including mid-rise, multi-family, and mixed-use projects. This course features several North American examples that highlight the surprising capabilities of this natural resource. Many architects, engineers, and project owners often default to steel and concrete instead of wood for wall, floor, and roof assemblies. This course outlines: - common misconceptions and capabilities of code-approved wood applications. - the environmental and structural benefits of this sustainable natural resource. - the virtues of wood when engineered for pre-cut and pre-assembled components. - how wood applications integrate with building codes, construction techniques, and technical support. - how choosing wood first contributes to on-time and on-schedule projects with significant cost savings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# QWEB01 | USGBC# 920014585
  • Presented by: LAMCO Forest Products
  • Presenter: Andrew M. Dingman
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Provides an overview of aluminum extrusion coatings and includes discussions on the aluminum extrusion process; a comparison of powder and liquid coatings; an overview of the chrome and the chrome-free pretreatment processes; and, the performance objectives of AAMA testing standards.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AG101 | USGBC# 0920007717
  • Presented by: Barrette Outdoor Living Inc.
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

AV & IT Connectivity in the Business Environment Today

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Participants will be able to define cable management solutions that are used in ceiling, wall, floor and table applications. Identify audiovisual systems providing exceptional performance for LEED's Innovation in Design category. Name at least 5 areas in the LEED point system where audiovisual products can affect credits. Recognize that collaboration with audiovisual consultants early in the design phase can contribute to sustainability.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# FSR721 | USGBC# 0920011191
  • Presented by: FSR, Inc.
  • Presenter: Jon Melchin
  • Biography: Mr. Melchin is the Director of Architectural Business Development for FSR, Inc., an audiovisual integration product manufacturer. An accomplished speaker, he has presented internationally at major events and has written fornumerous publications that serve the construction and audiovisual industries. He is a PassPort Prover for the AIA-CES program and has 14 years experience in the AV business.
2:15 pm


2:30 pm

BURSI – Single Ply Roofing Systems

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

During this presentation, attendees will receive an introduction to the different material types, properties and characteristics of TPO, PVC and EPDM roofing membranes. They will gain a better understanding of the different system applications and performance characteristics. Upon completion of the class, attendees will be able to identify the flashing designs for the different roof assemblies available and have the ability to match system and installation methods when considering which system would best fit their design criteria.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 005 | USGBC# 0920014234
  • Presented by: Johns Manville
  • Presenter: Dwight Stone
  • Biography:
3:30 pm

End of Program

*This Agenda is final but is subject to updates, additions and changes.

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